Annual Pledge Campaign - Warden Sample Letter 1

This is a sample of a letter written by a warden of a congregation during the Annual Pledge Campaign.  This letter in particular could be sent in the middle of the Annual Pledge Campaign.    It includes an invitation to reflect on their blessings in the congregation and to discern what God is calling them to give.  It is important to have lay leaders' voices in the campaign, including their own reflection on what the congregation means to them and an invitation to join them in giving.

Note that the congregation includes a specific date for collecting and blessing the pledge cards during the Sunday morning liturgy.  We encourage church's not to receive pledges until the "ingathering" date because there often is much more to be said during the campaign before one discerns the fullness of their annual pledge.